Laura Thipphawong is an emerging Toronto-based artist, writer, and historian. She has exhibited art in group and solo shows in several Canadian galleries, and has showcased her research and writing throughout various international academic forums. As a self-taught oil painter since the age of twelve, Laura made her way from small-town Northern Ontario to Toronto in order to pursue a career in the arts. She is now a graduate and Medal winner from OCAD University with a degree in Visual and Critical Studies, an interdisciplinary program that reflects her process of combining art making with intensive academic research. Her work focuses on the critical theory of violence, sexuality, and abject psychological elements in visual culture and folklore.
Photo by Dave Abreu